Internet Providers in Alpha, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alpha, IL
Internet Providers: 15
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 115 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.78

Internet Access in Alpha, Illinois

4 Internet providers are available at the average Alpha address. This is a lot of competition in comparison to other cities. Robust competition between several Internet providers in a city is correlated with lower pricing.

Considering network technologies in use within the city, we see that the most widespread wired Internet tech types are DSL and Satellite, with 28.09% and near one hundred percent respectively. DSL service is transmitted over telephone wires up on utility poles by providers like that build or own copper phone lines. As copper wires go, the twisted copper bundle makeup of telephone lines outputs a lower bandwidth ceiling than newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.

Viasat Internet offers the widest availability for Alpha residents. They are available to near one hundred percent of Alpha. HughesNet is also a common choice, serving practically one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've seen for HughesNet in Alpha is 25 megabits per second.

The data listed here comes from FCC reports specific to Alpha, and is with privatized databases to output more granular listings than is available from government websites. Address-level information isn't available for all providers. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, Woodhull Community Telephone Company provides a third choice for Internet in 88 percent of Alpha. Fixed wireless providers like Network Business Systems and satellite Internet providers such as are worth considering. However, the main wired options are usually a stronger deal when it comes to performance and price.

Internet Statistics 2021



Alpha, IL

800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alpha, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Woodhull Community Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
New Windsor Telephone Company 50 Mbps Fiber 2m 43s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Woodhull Community Telephone Company 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alpha, Illinois

  • Woodhull - DSL - 28.1% Availability in Alpha - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Woodhull Community Telephone Company - Fiber - 88.3% Availability in Alpha - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 8.6% Availability in Alpha - Call For Speed Availability
  • New Windsor Telephone Company - Fiber - 5.5% Availability in Alpha - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alpha - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alpha - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alpha

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Alpha is the 192nd most connected city in Illinois ahead of Sherrard, Orion, Cambridge, and Galesburg, but behind Coal Valley.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 900 people in Henry County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 94% of people living in Alpha have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 22% of Alpha residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Henry County, approximately 5,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting Around Alpha

Data from our market research team shows that some of the top providers in Alpha place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because customers see caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain they are a necessary tool for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alpha

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Woodhull Community Telephone Company DSL 28.1%+ 100 Mbps
Network Business Systems Fixed Wireless 100% 6 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Woodhull Community Telephone Company Fiber 88.3%+ 100 Mbps
Reynolds Telephone Company Fixed Wireless 59.5%+ 24 Mbps
Viola Home Telephone Fixed Wireless 16.9%+ 5 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 8.6%+ Call For Speed Availability
Geneseo Communications Fixed Wireless 6.2%+ 6 Mbps
New Windsor Telephone Company Fiber 5.5%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Viola Home Telephone Fixed Wireless 43.6%+ 5 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 18.7%+ Call For Speed Availability
CenturyLink Business Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Alpha to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alpha 27.5 Mbps 11 $3.13 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +387.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +91.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +88.7 Mbps ) 14 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +99.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +100.1 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )